Senior UN officials urge Member States to craft ‘bold, pragmatic’ post-2015 agenda

Jay Owen Sustainability News, Earth Systems Science

11 September 2014 – With an “intense and important year ahead,” United Nations Member States must work to build a framework that will sustain and finish what was accomplished with the landmark Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) in the fight against poverty, hunger and disease, while rising to challenges old and …

Time to move on from redefining the problems and concentrate on solutions already seeded on the ground.

Jay Owen SRI/ESG News, Earth Systems Science

############################################Time to move on from redefining the problems and concentrate on solutionsalready seeded on the ground. Prof Roger LeakeyEditor’s NoteThis article describes one of many case studies and solutions to povertypresented recently in UNCTAD’s Trade and Environment Report [1] (see [2]Paradigm Shift Urgently Needed In Agriculture, SiS 60)Redefining problems without …

Futurist Update: Designing Clothing for Space Travel

Jay Owen Trendspotting

    In this issue: ·        Designing Clothing for Space Travel ·        Smartphone Ownership Passes 55% of U.S. Adults ·        A Big Data Approach to Detecting Viruses ·        With More Hunger Comes More Risk Taking ·        What’s Hot in THE FUTURIST Magazine   Advertisement  The Annual Conference of the World Future Society: July 19-21, 2013, at …

NGOs criticise poor performance new leadership Deutsche Bank

Jay Owen Reforming Global Finance

NGOs criticise poor performance new leadership Deutsche Bank  Urgewald – Facing Finance – OXFAM -Dachverband der Kritischen Aktionärinnen und Aktionäre  Berlin, May 22, 2013 A day before Deutsche Bank’s annual shareholders meeting, German NGOs criticise the new leadership of the bank, Anshu Jain and Jürgen Fitschen, on their poor sustainability …

Earth Policy Release – Full Planet, Empty Plates Chapter One

Jay Owen SRI/ESG News, Earth Systems Science

We also draw attention to the role of speculative long positions in commodity futures by institutional investors as tracked by the New England  Complex Systems Institute www.necsi.edu – Hazel Henderson ,Editor in Chief Chapter 1. Food: The Weak Link  Lester R. Brown www.earth-policy.org/books/fpep/fpepch1 Earth Policy Release Full Planet, Empty Plates April 9, 2013 …

Jay Owen Reforming Global Finance

Bankers Anonymous – join the five-step programme to help all bankers quit their addiction to gambling on food. Is this email not displaying correctly? View it in your browser. Dear  Hazel Brilliant news – last week, Barclays announced that it is going to stop speculating on food! This is a big breakthrough for …

Transforming Economics Into True Wealth

Jay Owen Reforming Global Finance, Transforming Finance

November 2012  The statement on TRANSFORMING ECONOMIES INTO TRUE WEALTH is an invitation to fully engage in the planetary whole-system shift now under way.  Many SRI investment professionals recognize our human responsibility for the many breakdowns in our societies and enfolding ecosystems resulting from our limited consciousness: climate change, hunger, …

Betting on Hunger: Is Financial Speculation to Blame for High Food Prices?

Ethical Markets Reforming Global Finance

We at Ethical Markets agreed with this  analysis by Prof Bar-Yam and his team at NECSI and we are fortunate that Dr. Bar-Yam is a member of our Advisory Board, Hazel Henderson, Editor Remember the food crisis of 2007 and 2008, when rapid and extreme increases in global food prices …

The Economics of Curbing Speculation In Food, Water and Vital Resources

Ethical Markets Articles by Hazel Henderson

By Hazel Henderson Recent spikes in prices of rice, soy, wheat and corn have driven many poor people in developing countries into hunger and malnutrition. In 2011, then World Bank president Robert Zoellick estimated that 44 million people fell into poverty in 2010 due to rising food prices, adding, “Food …